From research to management: A suite of GIS-based watershed modeling, assessment and planning tools

D. J. Semmens, W. G. Kepner, D. C. Goodrich, Phillip Guertin, M. Hernandez, S. N. Miller

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) tool is a GIS-based hydrologic modeling tool developed jointly by the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development, USDA Agricultural Research Service, and University of Arizona. It was initially designed as a research tool for assessing the hydrologic impacts associated with landscape change at multiple scales, a context in which process-based models are a necessity. As potential management applications of the tool became more readily apparent and partners with specific management objectives were identified, AGWA was transformed into a highly versatile tool for environmental management and planning. A thoughtful software design facilitates linkages between different model and data types, thus promoting collaborative, interdisciplinary development. Both the development of AGWA and the tool itself are illustrative of the process of combining basic research with stakeholder-driven model and software development to build an integrated suite of management and planning tools. The United States Environmental Protection Agency through its Office of Research and Development partially funded and collaborated in the research described here under assistance agreement DW12939409 to USDA-ARS. It has been subjected to Agency review and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the iEMSs 3rd Biennial Meeting," Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software"
StatePublished - 2006
Event3rd Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society: Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2006 - Burlington, VT, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2006Jul 13 2006

Other

Other3rd Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society: Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2006
CountryUnited States
CityBurlington, VT
Period7/9/067/13/06

Fingerprint

Watersheds
Geographic information systems
Planning
Modeling
Research and Development
Environmental Management
Trademarks
Environmental management
Multiple Scales
Software Design
Environmental Protection Agency
Software design
Linkage
Software Development
Recommendations
Software engineering
Model

Keywords

  • GIS
  • Landscape change
  • Process models
  • Surface water
  • Watershed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation

Cite this

Semmens, D. J., Kepner, W. G., Goodrich, D. C., Guertin, P., Hernandez, M., & Miller, S. N. (2006). From research to management: A suite of GIS-based watershed modeling, assessment and planning tools. In Proceedings of the iEMSs 3rd Biennial Meeting," Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software"

From research to management : A suite of GIS-based watershed modeling, assessment and planning tools. / Semmens, D. J.; Kepner, W. G.; Goodrich, D. C.; Guertin, Phillip; Hernandez, M.; Miller, S. N.

Proceedings of the iEMSs 3rd Biennial Meeting," Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software". 2006.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Semmens, DJ, Kepner, WG, Goodrich, DC, Guertin, P, Hernandez, M & Miller, SN 2006, From research to management: A suite of GIS-based watershed modeling, assessment and planning tools. in Proceedings of the iEMSs 3rd Biennial Meeting," Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software". 3rd Biennial Meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society: Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software, iEMSs 2006, Burlington, VT, United States, 7/9/06.
Semmens DJ, Kepner WG, Goodrich DC, Guertin P, Hernandez M, Miller SN. From research to management: A suite of GIS-based watershed modeling, assessment and planning tools. In Proceedings of the iEMSs 3rd Biennial Meeting," Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software". 2006
Semmens, D. J. ; Kepner, W. G. ; Goodrich, D. C. ; Guertin, Phillip ; Hernandez, M. ; Miller, S. N. / From research to management : A suite of GIS-based watershed modeling, assessment and planning tools. Proceedings of the iEMSs 3rd Biennial Meeting," Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software". 2006.
@inproceedings{9c75fcb1417941f2bec63a2573dcb824,
title = "From research to management: A suite of GIS-based watershed modeling, assessment and planning tools",
abstract = "The Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) tool is a GIS-based hydrologic modeling tool developed jointly by the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development, USDA Agricultural Research Service, and University of Arizona. It was initially designed as a research tool for assessing the hydrologic impacts associated with landscape change at multiple scales, a context in which process-based models are a necessity. As potential management applications of the tool became more readily apparent and partners with specific management objectives were identified, AGWA was transformed into a highly versatile tool for environmental management and planning. A thoughtful software design facilitates linkages between different model and data types, thus promoting collaborative, interdisciplinary development. Both the development of AGWA and the tool itself are illustrative of the process of combining basic research with stakeholder-driven model and software development to build an integrated suite of management and planning tools. The United States Environmental Protection Agency through its Office of Research and Development partially funded and collaborated in the research described here under assistance agreement DW12939409 to USDA-ARS. It has been subjected to Agency review and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.",
keywords = "GIS, Landscape change, Process models, Surface water, Watershed",
author = "Semmens, {D. J.} and Kepner, {W. G.} and Goodrich, {D. C.} and Phillip Guertin and M. Hernandez and Miller, {S. N.}",
year = "2006",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "1424308526",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the iEMSs 3rd Biennial Meeting,{"} Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software{"}",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - From research to management

T2 - A suite of GIS-based watershed modeling, assessment and planning tools

AU - Semmens, D. J.

AU - Kepner, W. G.

AU - Goodrich, D. C.

AU - Guertin, Phillip

AU - Hernandez, M.

AU - Miller, S. N.

PY - 2006

Y1 - 2006

N2 - The Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) tool is a GIS-based hydrologic modeling tool developed jointly by the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development, USDA Agricultural Research Service, and University of Arizona. It was initially designed as a research tool for assessing the hydrologic impacts associated with landscape change at multiple scales, a context in which process-based models are a necessity. As potential management applications of the tool became more readily apparent and partners with specific management objectives were identified, AGWA was transformed into a highly versatile tool for environmental management and planning. A thoughtful software design facilitates linkages between different model and data types, thus promoting collaborative, interdisciplinary development. Both the development of AGWA and the tool itself are illustrative of the process of combining basic research with stakeholder-driven model and software development to build an integrated suite of management and planning tools. The United States Environmental Protection Agency through its Office of Research and Development partially funded and collaborated in the research described here under assistance agreement DW12939409 to USDA-ARS. It has been subjected to Agency review and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

AB - The Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment (AGWA) tool is a GIS-based hydrologic modeling tool developed jointly by the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development, USDA Agricultural Research Service, and University of Arizona. It was initially designed as a research tool for assessing the hydrologic impacts associated with landscape change at multiple scales, a context in which process-based models are a necessity. As potential management applications of the tool became more readily apparent and partners with specific management objectives were identified, AGWA was transformed into a highly versatile tool for environmental management and planning. A thoughtful software design facilitates linkages between different model and data types, thus promoting collaborative, interdisciplinary development. Both the development of AGWA and the tool itself are illustrative of the process of combining basic research with stakeholder-driven model and software development to build an integrated suite of management and planning tools. The United States Environmental Protection Agency through its Office of Research and Development partially funded and collaborated in the research described here under assistance agreement DW12939409 to USDA-ARS. It has been subjected to Agency review and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

KW - GIS

KW - Landscape change

KW - Process models

KW - Surface water

KW - Watershed

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84863395335&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84863395335&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84863395335

SN - 1424308526

SN - 9781424308521

BT - Proceedings of the iEMSs 3rd Biennial Meeting," Summit on Environmental Modelling and Software"

ER -